Custom Plush and Plastic toys, from Design to Delivery

Gann Memorials, LLC is a family owned and operated company dedicated to producing high quality plush for the toy and collectibles market. We can also produce custom plastic toys! (PVC or resin)

The Gann Memorials family corporate offices are located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and we invite you to schedule a visit to our capital city for a free consultation! Our domestic and centralized location insures a smooth transition for the import, clearance, and delivery of your order. Factory communication and administrative costs are always included with your order quote. Our North Carolina USA factory is not located in Raleigh, but... (more)

Ideation

If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.

Materials

This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)